Rosa Mae Parks

#2172, b. October 1879, d. 3 June 1948
Father*Caleb Andrew Parks b. 16 Sep 1855, d. 1934
Mother*Mary Campbell b. 1860, d. c Dec 1944
     Rosa Mae Parks was born in October 1879 Washington Territory. She was the daughter of Caleb Andrew Parks and Mary Campbell. Rosa and Ezra J. Durham were married 13 June 1906 Colton, Whitman County, Washington, father D O Durham, mother Sylva D Clark.
Colfax Gazette, 15 Jun 1906.
A marriage license was issued Tuesday to Ezra Durham, the well known farmer and politician of Uniontown, and Miss Rosa May Parks of Colton. Just before the license was secured, Miss Parks proved up on a homestead before County Clerk McCaw.

22 Jun 1906, Colfax Gazette:
Durham-Parks -- At the home of the bride's parents near Colton, June 13, Ezra Durham and Miss Rosa May Parks.1 Rosa and William Colfax Jones were married 2 April 1918 Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Idaho.2 Rosa Mae Parks died 3 June 1948 , in Clarkston, Asotin County, Washington at age 683 and was buried Colton City Cemetery, Colton, Whitman County, Washington.3
     As of 13 June 1906, her married name was Durham. As of 2 April 1918, her married name was Jones (Parks). ( Rose M Jones.) Rosa and William had three children, William Andrew (Andres), James and an unnamed infant daughter.

I find a marriage record, Wm Andrew on the 1920 census, but nothing on James, and none of them on the 1930 census.

Child of Rosa

Child of Rosa and Ezra

Child of Rosa and William

Last Edited=21 Aug 2016


  1. [S348] Washington Marriage Records, online
  2. [S220] Western States Marriage Index, online, 131316. Hereinafter cited as Western States Marriage Index.
  3. [S419] FindAGrave, online, Find A Grave Memorial# 121578604.